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Note 10. Earnings per share
Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the net profit for the period attributable to the parent’s equity holders by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share are calculated by adjusting the weighted average number of all shares to assume conversion of all potentially dilutive shares.
2016 2015
Profit for the period attributable to equity holders of the parent, € million 98.6 101.6
Number of shares
Weighted average number of shares outstanding 99,248,794 99,113,741
Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding 99,248,794 99,113,741
Earnings per share from profit attributable to equity holders of the parent
Basic, € 0.99 1.03
Diluted, € 0.99 1.03